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Post by stuyvo on Fri May 08, 2009 10:16 pm

was having a play around and my spectrum ST fell off its strap... into a rowing machine im storing in my music room at the moment Neutral

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looking into repairs at the moment, it will likely sit for a while before it gets fixxed though as I realy need a bass to play -now-, the market is bare in terms of westone basses at the moment so i'l likely end up with a fender again :\
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Post by corsair on Sat May 09, 2009 1:42 am

oooh - nasty!! Is the fretboard lost a piece at the 1st fret? Good luck with the repair...

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Post by Guest on Sat May 09, 2009 1:43 pm

OUCH!

I hope you gave the rowing machine what for!!! Evil or Very Mad Ditto for me too on the repairs. cheers

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Post by stuyvo on Sun May 10, 2009 1:26 am

corsair wrote:oooh - nasty!! Is the fretboard lost a piece at the 1st fret? Good luck with the repair...

crack is just as bad on the other side, on the other side the fretboard is still stuck to the neck, i think she'l just get a rough glue repair and chalk it up to experience; its pretty sad to see my baby in this type of condition though Sad
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Post by corsair on Sun May 10, 2009 2:37 am

You're gonna take it to a luthier, yes?! Shocked

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Post by halo71 on Sun May 10, 2009 3:00 pm

Oooh sorry to see and hear about this! "Fell off it's strap"? You mean while you were playing it or was it hanging from something by the strap?
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Post by Barry on Sun May 10, 2009 5:28 pm

Both of my Spectrum's crossed their G strings in a genuflect response! silent
Sort of like a male response to a Jewish briss! And hey, you don't have to be Jewish to cringe!

Oh Lordy, that's so-o-o unfortunate. Sorry to see it.
Best of luck with the restoration!

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Post by stuyvo on Sun May 10, 2009 8:50 pm

halo71 wrote:Oooh sorry to see and hear about this! "Fell off it's strap"? You mean while you were playing it or was it hanging from something by the strap?

while i was playing it, i managed to grab the other end of the strap so it swung in a pendulum motion and hit the rowing machine Sad
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Post by bobroberts on Mon May 11, 2009 3:21 am

hate to see anything like that happen to a guitar!

my deepest sympathies!! hope you get it back up and running!!!
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Post by KNM on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:03 pm

Oh,my god!! :

Hope you find some solutions and fix it.It´so painful that those things happens!

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Post by hendrik on Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:01 am

Sad, sad, sad... Crying or Very sad as Mick Jagger would sing

Hope you find a good luthier.
No idea where you are based.
I can recommend one here in Zurich, where I live.
It's one of the best guitar shops I've ever been in.

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Post by norfolkngood on Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:34 pm

Sorry to hear, a truly "Oh Sh1t" moment.

If you haven't got it back together, might be worth haunting ebay or putting up a "wanted" note on here for a new neck? If it's a player, bugger originality, the straploks are going on (but do keep the original strap buttons in case you sell later).
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Post by Frenchy on Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:24 pm

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Post by troga123 on Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:19 am

Hi Frenchy

Sorry to hear about your bass and hope you got it sorted.

My query is not about Westones but about my Vantage X99- B you seem to be the only one on the net that has any experience of these instruments.

I bought mine new about 8 years ago, has the sticker V00074 still on it. I used it for about 3 years on stage non-stop till I could afford a Fender Jazz, which has been superseded by a Musicman Stingray.

About 5 years ago I lent the Vantage to a drummer friend of mine, then I moved away from the area. I managed to get it back last week, and as my mind is sometimes a bit hazy I seem to remember having active electrics fitted to it, but when I took the back of it there are 2 or 3 wires just hanging loose, so I assume someone has had a go at it and taken the actives out.

I was wondering if you could have a look in your X99-B and if possible send me any photos or if not just trace where the 2 wires to the jack socket should be connected. I know one is to earth but not sure of the other one.

Many thanks in advance.

Trevor

PS I forgot how lovely this instrument plays, even though it sticky and filthy the neck is lovely to touch, want to start using it again along side the Musicman.
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Post by Frenchy on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:48 am

Hi Troga,

I was lucky to find your post!...

As for the X99B, mine is passive... I have no electronics in it at all....

If you want more info on Vantage, I would suggest that you visit :

http://www.matsumoku.org/ggboard/index.php

Lots more info on Vantage is available in the Vantage section.

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